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What Your Skin Needs For Summer? Tips To Shine In Hot Season
It is that time of the year when tea or coffee are replaced by much-needed cool drinks like lemon soda, and other soft drinks, to win against the scorching heat. Summer in its all glory is here and it sure becomes a trying time for your skin. The blazing sun and the scorching heat can prove to bring hardships, especially to your skin.
Pollution and dust take away your skin's natural radiance, leaving it oily, dull, and blemished. Oily skin gets oilier, dry skin gets patchy, there are pimples, rashes, and breakouts, and that acne just won't go away.
Read on to understand how summer brings changes in your skin and tips on how you can hold on to that radiant and healthy skin even in hot weather.
How does summer affect your skin?
During the summer season, an increase in temperature, combined with humidity and heat, can increase the activity of sebaceous glands (which secrete skin's natural oil: sebum). This makes dry skin appear rough and patchy, and oily skin appear oilier. The intensity of sun rays results in tanning by producing more melanin pigments. The heat can also cause more pores to open, which can get clogged with dirt and oil, trapping bacteria, causing pimples, acne, and blemishes on the face.
What does your skin need for summer?
Face wash to remove excess oil
Remember, your face wash should change according to the season. In summer, you would require a face wash that can draw out the excess oil from your skin and that can deep cleanse and remove all the dirt and grime. If you have dry or combination skin, consider using a non-foaming cleanser.
Have a good skincare routine
Maintain a skincare regimen and follow it religiously. The basic steps of skincare routine: CTM - Cleaning, toning, and moisturizing twice a day will help keep your skin clean and fresh. For dry skin, choose gel-based products, and for oily skin choose water-based products.
Keep your skin hydrated
Hydration is the most important key during the summer season. Carry a facial mist to freshen your skin at regular intervals, or splash your face frequently with water (don't overwash). You can use a hydrating face mask after you wash your face at night for some extra hydration while you have your beauty sleep.
Exfoliation removes dulling skin debris and piled-up dead cells. Debris prevents the skin from breathing and can congest it. Exfoliate twice a week to have brighter and smoother skin. Try to use natural products like coffee, and scrub gently in a circular motion. Make sure you exfoliate not just your face, but your lips and neck too. And be gentle while exfoliating as overdoing it can bruise your skin and you may end up getting rashes.
The sun’s UV-A and UV-B rays can be very harsh. Besides giving you a stubborn tan, they can cause premature aging of the skin and can give you age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. A good sunscreen that has a broad ultraviolet spectrum (between 30-50 SPF) is vital for the summer months for all skin types. Reapply your sunscreen every three hours if you are spending all day in the sun. Make sure to cover sun-exposed areas like your hands, feet, shoulders, and neck as well.
Skip on heavy makeup
Summer means that you should go easy on the makeup. Heavy makeup prevents the skin from breathing. Wear minimal makeup to allow the skin to breathe better. Humidity and heat suppress the skin’s ability to breathe and stress it out. Avoid anything heavy on the face and go bare minimum by using a tinted moisturizer, tinted lip balm, and organic kajal in summer.
Invest in good toner and moisturizer
A good toner closes all the open pores in your skin. Toner is essential in summer to prevent oil accumulation in the open pores. You can use cucumber or aloe vera toner which are light and refreshing.
In the summer season, you have to ditch those heavy cold creams and shea butter-laden moisturizers, and instead go for a lighter and non-greasy moisturizer. Don't be under the misunderstanding that your skin doesn't require moisturizer in the summer.
Drink plenty of water
Remember to stay hydrated throughout the summer. Your water intake should be a minimum of 2-3 liters a day. It keeps your skin supple, soft, and radiant. You can include coconut water, watermelons, yogurt and buttermilk in your diet.
Wear breathable fabrics
Cotton is the best fabric to wear during summer. Avoid tight-fitting clothes and wear light and loose clothing. Also avoid synthetic fabric, as it can increase your discomfort and will make you sweat more and can cause the skin to itch.
Your skin requires extra attention and care during the summer season. With just a few simple steps like cleansing and moisturizing, staying hydrated and using sunscreen, you can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and heat and help your skin to glow through this hot season too.